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Muskoka secures location for supportive housing project in Bracebridge, Ont.

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The supportive housing project in Bracebridge will have both affordable housing units and space for support service agencies for homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness. Alexa MacLean/Global Halifax

The District of Muskoka has secured a location for its upcoming supportive housing project: 49 Pine St. in Bracebridge, Ont.

The location is currently occupied by Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (SMFC) and is a place where many of Muskoka’s youth seek support. It’s also been long recognized as a destination for youth who need assistance.

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“We are thrilled to see the development of this critical program for youth who are at risk of homelessness,” SMFC executive director Geraldine Dooley-Phillips said in a statement.

“We are in the process of securing a new location for our agency within the town of Bracebridge, where we will continue to deliver child welfare, and child and youth mental health services and youth justice services.”

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The supportive housing project in Bracebridge will have both affordable housing units and space for support service agencies for homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness.

Ontario has contributed $1.5 million to the project as part of its Home for Good program, which is designed to support the province’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025.